Dr. Diana Castro
YTA Medical Advisor
Diana Castro, MD attended Medical School at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and did her residency in General Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate, residency in child neurology and fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Castro was an Assistant Professor from 2012 to 2019, and currently is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern
Dr. Castro is the co-director of the Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic at Children’s Health in Dallas, the director of the Cure SMA care center network as well as the site co-director for the neuromuscular fellowship.
Her research interests include peripheral neuropathies (CMT, GBS and CIDP) in children; as well as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy(DMD). She is the principal investigator of several research protocols targeting SMA and DMD. Dr. Castro was an important part of the research that preceded the approval of the first FDA approved medication to treat SMA.
Dr. Castro is a part of the GBS|CIDP Foundation International Global Medical Advisory Board as well as our new YTA Medical Advisor.